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2009-10-20 07:37:06

A chemist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, has developed a technology intended to rapidly assess any presence of microbial life on spacecraft.

2007-06-28 12:05:46

By Kenar, Levent Ortatatli, Mesut; Yaren, Hakan; Karayilanoglu, Turan; Aydogan, Hakan Because of spore formation, Bacillus anthracis is considered the most resistant biological warfare agent known.

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2007-01-22 21:30:00

Microwave ovens may be good for more than just zapping the leftovers: they may also help protect your family. Researchers have found that microwaving common carriers of the bacteria and viruses that cause food-borne illnesses sterilizes them rapidly and effectively.

2005-08-29 14:50:00

As part of the search for better ways to track and clean up soil contaminants, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have developed a new way to "image" the internal chemistry of bacteria.


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2011-04-14 15:10:21

Bacillus subtilis, also known as hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. It is rod-shaped and a member of the genus Bacillus. It also has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has historically been classified as an obligate aerobe, though recent research has proven this to not be strictly correct. It is not a human pathogen although...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.